Rhacophorus prominanus Smith, 1924

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Rhacophoridae > Subfamily: Rhacophorinae > Genus: Rhacophorus > Species: Rhacophorus prominanus

Rhacophorus prominanus Smith, 1924, J. Fed. Malay States Mus., 11: 185. Holotype: BMNH (formerly M. Smith 6691), according to XXX. Type locality: "Jor, Batang Padang, Perak, altitude 600 metres", Malaysia (Malaya).

Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) prominanusAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 165. Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77.

Rhacophorus dulitensis prominanusTaylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 491-493.

Rhacophorus prominanusInger, 1966, Fieldiana, Zool., 52: 295.

Rhacophorus tunkui Kiew, 1987, Malayan Nat. J., 41: 418. Holotype: UMKL 1986.1, by original designation. Type locality: "Sungai Jasin, Ulu Endau, Johore", Malaysia. Synonymy by Harvey, Pemberton, and Smith, 2002, Herpetol. Monogr., 16: 83.

English Names

Johore Flying Frog (Rhacophorus tunkui [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Jor Flying Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 114).

Green Tree Frog (Nutphund, 2001, Amph. Thailand: 142).

Jade Treefrog (Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 160).

Distribution

Extreme southern peninsular Thailand and Malaya (Malaysia).

Comment

In the Rhacophorus (Rhacophorus) reinwardtii group of Dubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 77; see comment under Rhacophorus for dissenting opinion regarding the recognition of this group. See account by Taylor, 1962, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 43: 491-493, as Rhacophorus dulitensis prominanus; previous (Wolf, 1936, Bull. Raffles Mus., 12: 210) considered a junior synonym of Rhacophorus prominanus. See Berry, 1975, Amph. Fauna Peninsular Malaysia: 106-107, for account. See brief account and photo by Manthey and Grossmann, 1997, Amph. Rept. Südostasiens: 134-135. See account by Harvey, Pemberton, and Smith, 2002, Herpetol. Monogr., 16: 83-84. Chan-ard, 2003, Photograph. Guide Amph. Thailand: 160-161, provided a very brief account, map for Thailand, and photograph.

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